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East Asian Studies Collection To Expand with Support from the Taiwan Ministry of Education

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Left to right: Hsi-chu Bolick, East Asian studies librarian; Dr. Chin-sheng Chang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO); University Librarian Sarah Michalak; Marisa Lin, TECRO

The Taiwan Ministry of Education will provide $90,000 over three years to help the UNC Library expand East Asian studies collections.

On Thursday, September 26, representatives from the Taiwan Ministry of Education signed an agreement that will enhance UNC library resources about the history and cultures of Taiwan. A key goal of the funding agreement is to promote a strong relationship between Taiwan and the UNC Library through the development of teaching and library resources related to Taiwan.

Most of UNC’s existing collections relate to mainland China, said Hsi-chu Bolick, East Asian studies librarian. The Ministry of Education’s funding will allow the Library to acquire major resources that are produced in and pertain specifically to Taiwan.

The new funding will focus on the acquisition of major electronic databases, e-books, and art materials from Taiwan.

For information about the East Asian Studies Collection contact Hsi-Chu Bolick, at bolick@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-1278.

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